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ULS2003 NATIONALISM AND WORLD POLITICS 3+0+0 ECTS:4
Year / Semester Second Year / Fall Semester
Level of CourseFirst Cycle
StatusElective
DepartmentINTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Prerequisites and co-requisites None
Mode of DeliveryFace to face
Contact hours14 weeks - 3 hours of lectures per week
LecturerASSIST. PROF. DR. Özgür TÜFEKÇİ
Co-Lecturer
Language of instruction Turkish
Professional practise ( internship )None
 
Objectives of the Course
The purpose of the course is to make the students familiar with basic concepts and phenomenon of nation, nationalism, nationality, nation-state, ethnicity, and the socio-political responses to the complications they created at different levels. It is also aimed at enlightening the students about particular issues around the aforementioned concepts, in order to enhance their understanding as well as to provide them with skills of analysis of ethnic conflicts, minority rights and multiculturalism.
 

Learning Outcomes

CTPO

TOA

Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :

LO - 1 :

It is expected that students will demonstrate understanding the importance of nationalism and nation-state in order to have an extended perspective about International Relations.

1,2,4,5,6,7,8

1,5,6

LO - 2 :

Students are expected to obtain a critical understanding of the ways in which the related phenomena of nationalism and ethnicity is affecting the foreign policy making.

1,2,4,5,6,7,8

1,5,6

LO - 3 :

It is expected to reveal the development of nations and nationalism.

1,2,4,5,6,7,8

1,5,6

LO - 4 :

It is expected that students will be able to use their knowledge from Diplomatic History courses to analyze the establishment and the role of nation-states.

1,2,4,5,6,7,8

1,5,6

CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA : Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), LO : Learning Outcome

 

Contents of the Course

In this course a great variety of topics will be discussed including Nationalism and ethnicity debates, ethnic identity, modernization and its impact on identity. Contemporary global developments and nationalism, the other in the nationalist foreign policy. Foreign policy in the light of cultural differences.

 

Course Syllabus

 Week

Subject

Related Notes / Files

 Week 1

Informing students about the course, exams, evaluation, and introduction to the course

 Week 2

Ethnicity: Definitions and Concepts

 Week 3

Nation: Definitions and Concepts

 Week 4

Debates on Nationalism

 Week 5

Theories of Nationalism: Primordialist Approach

 Week 6

Theories of Nationalism: Modernist Approach

 Week 7

Theories of Nationalism: Ethno-Symbolist Approach

 Week 8

Nationalism in Foreign Policy

 Week 9

Midterm exam

 Week 10

New Approaches to Nationalism

 Week 11

Turkish Nationalism

 Week 12

Unifying Nationalisms

 Week 13

Separatist Nationalisms

 Week 14

Anti-colonial, Sub-national, and Reform Nationalisms

 Week 15

General Overview

 Week 16

Final exam

 

Textbook / Material

1Özkırımlı, Umut. 2015; Milliyetçilik Kuramları, Doğu Batı Yayınları, Ankara.

 

Recommended Reading

1Nations and Nationalism: A Reader, 2005. Edited by Philip Spencer and Howard Wollman. New Bruswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press

2Etienne Balibar ve Immanuel Wallerstein (1993), Irk Ulus Sınıf, Metis Yayınları.

3Erol Güngör (1996), Dünden Bugüne: Tarih, Kültür, Milliyetçilik, Ötüken Yayınları.

 

Method of Assessment

Type of assessment

Week No

Date

Duration (hours)

Weight (%)

Mid-term exam

9

14/11/2017

1

50

End-of-term exam

16

03/01/2018

1

50

 

Student Work Load and its Distribution

Type of work

Duration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term

Lectures (face to face teaching)

3

14

42

Own (personal) studies outside class

3

14

42

Own study for first mid-term exam

6

2

12

Mid-term exam

1

1

1

Own study for final exam

11

2

22

End-of-term exam

1

1

1

Total work load

120